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Does epigenetics dictate our preferences?

Tue, 11th Dec 2012

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Emily Seward asked:

Epigenetic changes and preferences - so why you like things and why you donít - could it be that when you like something when you're older, but donít like it when you're younger, could some of these preferences be Ė and thatís obviously a slightly simplified thing, but could it be that part of our changing behaviour or the way we age could be down to epigenetic programming?Ē


Stefanie -   Yeah, so epigenetics is a very important factor in ageing and thatís something thatís become more and more clear in recent years.  Specific traits or likes or dislikes, I donít know how much that is down to epigenetics, but I wouldnít be surprised if that is the case.



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